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‘Washington Post’ to close remaining domestic bureaus

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Washington, D.C.—The Washington Post is closing its three remaining domestic bureaus—in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago—according to a story posted last week on the newspaper’s Web site.

The story characterized the shutdowns as a “significant retrenchment.” The bureaus will close Dec. 31, according to a memo from Marcus Brauchli, the Post’s executive editor, that was posted on the Washington City Paper Web site.

“At a time of limited resources and increased competitive pressure, it’s necessary to concentrate our journalistic firepower on our central mission of covering Washington and the news, trends and ideas that shape both the region and the country’s politics, policies and government,” the memo read.

The story in the Post noted that the newspaper had closed its bureaus in Denver, Miami and Austin in the past decade.

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